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The sailing vessel "Brabander" was built in 1977 by the Dricon Shipyard in Drimmelen, the Netherlands, with the aim of training local young people. The name of the vessel, which started her service in 1980, refers to the Braband Region, the Netherlands. Since 1st November 2006, the sailing vessel has been operated by Klaipėda University; her name has not been changed. Brabander is used for the purposes of student training, marine research, sustainable marine tourism, and educational programmes.

Brabander took part in a national expedition, a trip around Iceland, and is a regular participant in "Baltic Sails", "The Tall Ships Races" regattas.

The sailing vessel BRABANDER meets the main objectives set by Klaipėda University: education and training, research on sea, and maritime culture development.

General ship particulars:

  • Class: B
  • Type: Gafftopsail schooner
  • Nationality: Lithuania
  • Year built: 1977
  • Home port: Klaipeda
  • Length overall: 37,5 m
  • Beam: 6,1 m
  • Draught: 3 m
  • Air draught: 28 m
  • Sails area: 440 m2
  • Entered by: Klaipeda University
  • Number of trainees: 13
  • Number of permanent crew: 5

Captain Ricardas Ramanauskas: +370 650 45785
Marketing manager for sailing voyages and cooperation Ana Timonina-Mickevieciene: +370 687 35375